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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Thirteen: The Fortune of the Way

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37. The Master continued, “The third essential point of the Ethics of Threefold Unity is oneness of enterprises. This means that, by understanding that all enterprises and ideologies together serve as a force for the development of the world, we should all achieve grand unity and harmony. In the world these days, the so-called two major powers have established their separate principles and systems, and are launching various enterprises of their own. Also, powers standing in-between and various other actors are also launching various enterprises according to their respective fields of specialization and range of activities. Hence, their ideologies and expedients sometimes oppose and sometimes complement one another. However, when you closely examine their source, their fundamental purpose does not diverge from wanting to make this world a better place. Even what is unwholesome can help in awakening to what is wholesome. Therefore, all enterprises are essentially the same enterprise. When people pursuing various enterprises under heaven awaken together to this interrelationship, understand each other, and harmonize widely with one another, then all enterprises in the world will constitute management of a single household and will thereby encourage each other and advance in tandem, ultimately joining together in the Right Mean. Hence, we first must thoroughly realize this spirit of the Right Mean and establish within our minds the great spirit that views all enterprises as one; and, in this spirit, we must serve as the vanguard in unifying all enterprises in this world through the Right Mean.”